from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small arboreal, mostly nocturnal primates chiefly of the family Lemuridae of Madagascar and adjacent islands, having large eyes, a long slim muzzle, and a long tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any prosimian of the infraorder Lemuriformes, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a family (Lemuridæ) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See galago, indris, and colugo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Lemuridæ and Lemurinæ.
- n. A member of the genus Lemur, in the widest sense; anylemurine, lemuroid, or prosimian.
- n. Some animal like a lemur. See flying-lemur and Galeopithecus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
Of course, the lemur is perhaps the most well-known:
HANNA: All right, the lemur is a very rare animal.
HARRIS: Or maybe I'll get -- it's what I would do with a lemur is the problem.
Sometimes in the evening a wild animal called a lemur rushes wildly through the house and out at the front veranda.
Madagascar is home to many species of lemur, which is a small aminal that looks like a cross between a monkey and a squirrel.
There are also huge bats, an animal of the monkey tribe called the lemur, hedgehogs, and rabbits.
I have about 20 minutes of battery life left in my Powerbook, and I'm stealing wifi from someone named "lemur" within 100 feet of my predicament, and I'm praying it doesn't get so stiflingly hot that Lucy is forced to wake up and share her Yoko Ono-influenced pop stylings with us.
Well, here is another skeleton -- that of a kind of lemur -- you see he has just the same bones; and if I were to make a transverse section of it, it would be just the same again.
In [[biology]], '' 'lemur' '' applies to a variety of small [[primates]] found exclusively
As it was, the sandwiches hit the spot, and I was right in the middle of eating one when one of our boatmates ran into the room to tell us about a "lemur" huddled in a nearby tree.